Uploading Large Numbers of Images

What is the recommended way to do a bulk upload of thousands of images, each of about 1 MB?
The images will need sorting into albums, and Titles/Descriptions adding. This will be done by a team of people, so I'd prefer to upload and then do the sorting etc. within Zenphoto rather than offline (but I may be wrong).
I see that there is a 64MB limit for an upload, although FTP is also mentioned (but I know little about it).



  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    see that there is a 64MB limit for an upload,

    This is a limit of your server, not Zenphoto. The best to upload really that many images is FTP directly to the albums folder. Zenphoto is file system based so uploading folders there will make them albums.

    I would not recommend to upload that many images all at once because of processing image sizes and generating the image cache: https://www.zenphoto.org/news/caching/

    This will likely be overloading your server's resources:

  • If it is possible to name them ahead of time so that you can just sort by name, it would probably go better.

    It might be very time consuming to sort one the pictures are in ZP.

    Also.... you might look at adding info to exif and then using that to sort. you might even be able to automate it better.

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